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Nursing Homes-Morally ok?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by silver 2039, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. Jawz II

    Jawz II Oh Dear

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    Nursing Homes-Morally ok?

    i sure hope so, cause thats where my folks are headed. :D
    but i will say that if they dont take proper care of my parents, when the time comes, ill break their faces. ;)
     
  2. Tycoon101

    Tycoon101 Loves being STRONG

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    Nursing homes are morally fine, in my opinion. The alternative is far worse.
     
  3. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    Nursing homes. Well, it depends on the nursing home itself. If you put your parent in one that sucks and has a terrible reputation, its not moral. If you put your parent in one that is reputable and has great care then it is.

    I dont object to nursing homes in particular. Old people have needs that exceed a lot of peoples capabilities.

    Oh...and I told my kids that if I ever get Alzheimers to just wheel me out to the woods and leave me there and let nature take its course.......
     
  4. Desmond Hawkins

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    Besides, after 5 minutes, you wouldn't even remember what was happening. You would just be looking at all the pretty trees. :lol:
     
  5. handyandy

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    I believe the moral implication is only in the motivation behind moving them to a nursing home. If it's purely i don't care enough to be bothered to look after them, moving to a nursing home is not a moral action. However if it is done due to your parents need things you simply cant provide, 24h nursing, specialist attention then the morally questionable action would be refusing to find them a room in a suitable nursing home.
    -> i hope that makes sense i am posting while not sleeping 30h+ lol
     
  6. CaptainF

    CaptainF The Professional Poster

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    They're alright I guess, but I never want to be put in them.

    If I am, i'll fight the bastards off with my catheter bag.
     
  7. scloopy

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    As a person who is currently facing the problem of a parent who needs to be in a nursing home and another who will need to be soon, the choice is not helped by some of the people around me. I feel I should take care of them. They took care of me, right? I wish the answer was that simple.
     
  8. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    My parents want me to get rich and support them in a lavish retirement. :p

    My grandpa has alzheimer's, and he's at a point where he doesn't remember if we've visited or not. We see him two times a day when we're able to, and he says that 'no one ever visits'. A nursing home is the best thing for him and his family.
     

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